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Ayón Leads Mexico Into Championship Game

By Jaryd Wilson

New Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Mexico’s Cinderella story continue at the FIBA Americas Championship. Mexico beat Argentina 76-70 to advance to the championship game and will play Puerto Rico Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Ayón also added three assists for the Mexican team, which has already... »

Mexico Qualifies For World Cup

By Jaryd Wilson

Mexico didn’t even qualify for the FIBA Americas Championship this year but was added as a replacement team when Panama got suspended. Now they’re headed to the biggest international basketball tournament in the world. Gustavo Ayón had a quiet game, playing just 11 minutes and scoring just five points, but it was enough to help... »

Mexico On Verge of World Cup

By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 19 points to help Mexico to a 100-89 win over Jamaica in the FIBA Americas Championship Saturday, putting Mexico in position to improbably qualify for next year’s World Cup in Spain. Currently tied for second in the eight-team group, Ayón’s team needs only a win over Puerto Rico or a... »

Antić, Ayón Shine Friday In FIBA Qualifying

By Jaryd Wilson

Macedonia is still alive in EuroBasket 2013, thanks in large part to Pero Antić’s 16-points, 14-rebound performance in an 89-75 win over previously unbeaten Serbia. Antić struggled from three but was able to get most of his inside shots to fall and added five free throws.  Macedonia, which lost two close games to open the... »

Ayón, Mexico Stun Dominican To Stay Perfect

By Jaryd Wilson

Mexico entered the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship as a team not picked to qualify for the FIBA World Cup in Spain next year.  At best, most thought Mexico would be the third-best team in their group of five, get to the second round, then quietly bow out. Apparently no one told Mexico. Entering Friday’s... »

Ayón’s Monster Game Helps Mexico To FIBA-Opening Win

By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 22 points, pulled down 18 rebounds and handed out four assists, all game-highs, as Mexico opened the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship with a 65-56 win over host country Venezuela Friday. Ayón also blocked four shots while playing 35 of a possible 40 minutes.  Atlanta claimed the 6’10″ big man... »